Oregon attorney general: State investigators used digital surveillance on #BlackLivesMatter

Oregon attorney general: State investigators used digital surveillance on #BlackLivesMatter

Reuters Oregon’s attorney general is investigating the state’s digital surveillance of Twitter users who wrote #BlackLivesMatter and other hashtags and has put one employee on leave, saying she was “appalled” by her department’s profiling. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum wrote to local civil rights leaders including the president of the Urban League of Portland on Tuesday

Ben Carson: We can stop illegal immigration by ‘teaching the Ag business’ to South America

Ben Carson: We can stop illegal immigration by ‘teaching the Ag business’ to South America

David Edwards Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson proposed sending U.S. companies to Central and South America to teach them “the Ag business” while making “big profits” as a way to stop illegal immigration. Following Tuesday’s Fox Business GOP debate, Carson revealed details of his immigration plan during a press conference in Lynchburg, Virginia. “It is

Anti-racism protest at New York’s Ithaca College draws hundreds of students and faculty

Anti-racism protest at New York’s Ithaca College draws hundreds of students and faculty

International Business Times

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff members took part in a protest against racism Wednesday afternoon on the academic quad of Ithaca College, amid recent similar actions on a few other U.S. campuses, the Cornell Daily Sun reported. The protesters called for a change in leadership and for action to be taken against President Tom Rochon…

Sarah Palin pushes her daughter’s conspiracy theory: Starbucks cups a leftist plot to make us look ridiculous

Sarah Palin pushes her daughter’s conspiracy theory: Starbucks cups a leftist plot to make us look ridiculous

Eric W. Dolan Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin told her fans that leftist “grinches” were to blame for a fledgling boycott of Starbucks over the company’s holiday coffee cups. In a Facebook post promoting her daughter’s blog, Palin she was “passionate” about protecting Christmas. “Funny, though, how some grinches on the Left take things too

More than 40 Native American nations push feds to keep grizzly bears listed as endangered species

More than 40 Native American nations push feds to keep grizzly bears listed as endangered species

Reuters Native American tribes on Wednesday called for the U.S. government to halt plans to strip grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone of Endangered Species Act protection because it would open the way for trophy hunting in Idaho and two other states bordering the national park. Government bear managers have said the 700-plus grizzlies in